Blood pressure screenings

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Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times. For information, call (888) 357-2396. Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Monday, Sept. 8, 9:30 – 11:30 am Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, Sept. 15, 9:30 – 11:30 am Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St., Monday, Sept. 22, […] [Read More]
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Health screenings in Milford

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Milford Hospital will offer a cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar screening at 4 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the hospital, 300 Seaside Ave. There is a $15 fee for cholesterol testing. Blood pressure and blood sugar are free of charge. Appointments are required. Call 203-876-4004. [Read More]
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It’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month!

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According to the FDA, it’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month (sure, FDA — if you say so). In honor of the event, the FDA has some important tips for the one in three American adults who have high blood pressure. Controlling your blood pressure is a lifelong task. Blood pressure is only one of […] [Read More]
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Can eating breakfast make you healthier? Swedish study says yes.

Swedish study says breakfast is good for you

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and now a new study out of Umea University in Sweden is showing that to be true. The study, published in Public Health Nutrition, showed that adolescents who ate poor breakfasts displayed a higher incidence of metabolic syndrome 27 years later, compared with their […] [Read More]
Radiologist Latisha Greene checks the blood pressure of Carmen Russell, of Bridgeport, during the Southwest Connecticut Women's Expo at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Saturday September 21, 2013.

Bridgeport launches ‘Know your numbers’ campaign

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  Get Healthy CT’s first “Know Your Numbers” heart disease and diabetes awareness campaign targeting Bridgeport residents — especially the underserved — is being launched at the Tuesday, Jan. 21, Bridgeport City Council meeting where members will be screened for blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. Screenings start at 5 p.m. At the […] [Read More]

State gets $8 million to fight chronic disease

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The state will get almost $8 million in federal funding over the next five years to help prevent and control chronic disease in the state. The Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the funding on Tuesday. Working with the State Department of Education and other state agencies, DPH will use a grant awarded by the […] [Read More]

Americares report — 40 percent of visits to free clinic are for heart problems

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Forty percent of all patient visits to free clinics – two out of every five visits – are for cardiovascular disease, according to clinics surveyed by the Stamford-based global health and disaster relief organization AmeriCares. AmeriCares operates three clinics in Connecticut, in Bridgeport, Danbury and Norwalk. The online survey was sent to 318 free and […] [Read More]

How to keep your cool in hot temps

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So we just survived a hot — if beautiful — Memorial day weekend, and there’s supposed to be more of the same today, with temperatures predicted to hit the mid-80s. So how do you keep your cool? Here are some tips from the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and […] [Read More]

Yale researchers to be featured on HBO program

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Researchers from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity will be featured in a multi-part series on HBO that addresses the national obesity epidemic. Rudd Center director Kelly Brownell, deputy director Marlene Schwartz, director of research Rebecca Puhl, and director of marketing initiatives Jennifer Harris will join other notable names in obesity research […] [Read More]

News flash: We eat too much sodium

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A report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that about 90 percent of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet. Though sodium takes many forms, much of the sodium we consume is in the form of sodium chloride, or salt. The CDC research states that Americans […] [Read More]